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Academic Cardiologist – Cardiologist, Heart Rhythm Specialist, Health Economist

University of Calgary

The Department of Cardiac Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health invite applications for a Cardiologist, Heart Rhythm Specialist and Health Economist. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track).

Qualifications include an MD, completion of an accredited training program in Internal Medicine, Cardiology with advanced training in clinical heart rhythm disorders, and formal training in Health Economics and Evaluation. It is expected that the applicant has achieved training in Health Economics and Evaluation at the Masters or Doctoral level. The successful candidate is expected to be eligible for RCPSC certification and CPSA licensing. This position has 50% protected time for research with 40% time for clinical service and 10% educational activities.

The Department of Cardiac Sciences aims to recruit an early career academic electrophysiology cardiologist with expertise in health economics and precision medicine. The Libin Institute has made research using human health data a high priority with significant investments in accessibility of clinical data to enable clinical service delivery innovations and enhance value in our healthcare system. Toward this aim, the Institute will support and enable targeted recruitments in the area of big data and for this request, health economics. This specific recruitment will allow an early career academic to conduct rigorous applied health economics research to inform sustainable health policy and improve the quality of care and health outcomes in populations of people with cardiovascular diseases. We anticipate a high impact within the Calgary zone for the larger provincial landscape.

Clinical responsibilities will include outpatient and inpatient practice. As well, there will be both daytime and overnight responsibilities for in-patient general cardiology clinical services, as well as ambulatory care consultative opportunities. The extent of clinical services can be adjusted according to the academic expertise and career path of the applicant.

The interests of the successful candidate should align strongly with the strategic research priorities of the Centre for Health Informatics, the O’Brien Institute for Public Health and Libin Cardiovascular Institute and the Cumming School of Medicine’s strategic plan, including the Precision Medicine/Precision Public Health initiative ( The candidates’ interests should also align with the University of Calgary’s university-wide strategic research plan ( Excellence in health informatics or health data science is essential for success of the Precision Medicine/Precision Public Health initiative. Therefore, the successful candidate will play a leading role in realizing the Cumming School of Medicine’s goals of Precision Health and Precision Public Health.

This position has an attractive remuneration and benefits package. In addition, this position includes office space and access to the facilities and infrastructure within the state-of-the-art Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) ( located within the Cumming School of Medicine. The Centre brings together leaders from academia and industry in health informatics and health data science research to address key questions in improving population and public health and enhancing health systems. This dynamic Centre includes an active training program led by leaders in health informatics research, high-performance computing infrastructure, and ready access to many provincial health data assets.

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal grant review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.

The University of Calgary has an Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure that is mandated to uphold and facilitate the university campus as a place for creative, respectful, constructive debate or dialogue about controversial issues in a safe environment, and is designed to deal with both individual and systemic issues. For more information, please visit: We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents such as publications):
• Cover letter and curriculum vitae
• Statement of research interests (maximum 5 pages)
• Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier (maximum 3 pages)
• Names and contact information of three (3) references

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Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Carlos A Morillo, Chief, Cardiology Section, Department of Cardiac Sciences by email (
Application deadline: July 9, 2021

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website ( For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)